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“Chilling reflection of modern history”

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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US$38.00*
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Memphis Heritage Attraction Pass
Ranked #2 of 163 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

As a British kid growing up in the 50s & 60s this was really fascinating but chilling place to visit. The story is wonderfully told - with the anniversary of Dr King's assassination imminent so glad to have the chance to visit.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This well done, excellently laid out museum will take you through the struggle for Civil Rights, culminating with the assassination of Dr. King in 1968. Lots of videos for the family, with a visit to see MLK's room from the inside, as it appeared just before his death. Very moving and worth a visit.

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Along with Washington DC, your state capital, and Gettysburg, every American should visit this site. Advance tickets are not necessary, but know it is closed on Tuesdays.

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This museum should be a destination for anyone interested in American History or civil rights. The exhibits are fantastic: informative, powerful, and thorough. I could have stayed for hours.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A few errors and a needed reconfiguration in our opinion keeps this museum from being "Excellent". Poignant & solemn, it presents the plight of African Americans in the USA and of course the life of MLK Jr. The $16 entry is worthy to maintain and improve this facility. We also hope part of the funds are used to help the local community's woes. That would be appropriate and also honor King's legacy.

Thank John D
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